Jon Stewart Losing His Right-hand Man December 9, 2006Posted by Unreasonable in Matters Cinematic, Matters Humorous.
Ben Karlin is walking away from an illustrious 13 year fake news career which started as a writer for The Onion. He’s currently a writer and Executive Producer for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.
Fresh Air just replayed an April 2006 interview with Karlin. If you’re a fan, there’s a little insight into what goes on behind the scenes. One of the highlights is Karlin’s perspective on Jon Stewart’s Crossfire appearance, one of the all time great moments in television history. He says the conversation continued for an hour in the green room after the show ended, and included the President of CNN. That appearance effectively ended the show.
Karlin is working on a collection of essays entitled “Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me.”